O-Town releases CD, reminded that Backstreet Boys “despise” them.

O-Town releases CD, reminded that Backstreet Boys “despise” them.
O-Town’s album is in stores today, and along with it comes reminders from bigger boy groups that O-Town doesn’t exactly have fans among their peers. In a big feature about the group, the New York Daily News reminds O-Town that the Backstreet Boys’ Kevin Richardson told the newspaper last fall, “We despise Making the Band.” Of the self-titled album, Amazon.com says it takes “a step past saccharine pop.”

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.

Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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